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The Watkins Review Announces Its Spiritual 100 List

March 29, 2011 - London, United Kingdom

The Watkins Review is pleased to announce its list of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People. The Spiritual 100 list ranks spiritual leaders and authors including the Dalai Lama (#2), Deepak Chopra (#5), Nelson Mandela (#19), the Pope (#34), and the best selling author Eckhart Tolle at #1. The spring issue features a full eleven pages highlighting each of these inspirational individuals.

The Watkins Review is sold and published by Watkins Books, England's oldest spiritual bookshop that has been trading for 118 years. The magazine is also available on the Apple App store world wide, except in China where it has been banned due to its praising the Dalai Lama.

Time Magazine publishes an annual list of the 100 people who most influence the world and Forbes publishes several lists including a rich list and Celebrity 100 list. The Watkins Review believes that an important list of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People is long overdue.

Watkins Review is proud to debut the Spiritual 100 list, and hopes that it will nurture the debates surrounding contemporary spirituality.

There are several factors that were taken into account when compiling the
list. Listed below are the main three:

1) The person has to be alive
2) The person has to have made a unique and spiritual contribution on a
global scale
3) The person is frequently googled, appears in Nielsen Data, and
highlighted throughout the blogosphere

It's interesting to think about the amount of times that a person is googled; in a sense, being googled is a form of digital voting, and illustrates just how often someone is being sought out.

 Summary of the Spiritual 100 List:Male: 76% Female: 24%Median Age: 67 yearsThe Oldest: 104 years (Kyozan Joshu Sasaki)The Youngest: 30 years (Jeff Foster) 1. Eckhart Tolle2. Dalai Lama3. Dr Wayne W. Dyer4. Thich Nhat Hanh5. Deepak Chopra6. Louise L. Hay7. Paulo Coelho8. Oprah Winfrey9. Ken Wilber10. Rhonda Byrne11. James Redfield12. Neale Donald Walsch13. Doreen Virtue14. Alejandro Jodorowsky15. Richard Bach16. Alex Grey17. Byron Katie18. Masaru Emoto19. Nelson Mandela20. Bernie Siegel21. Caroline Myss22. Brian Weiss23. Mantak Chia24. John Gray25. Gregg Braden26. Stephen R. Covey27. Marianne Williamson28. Desmond Tutu29. Mata Amritanandamayi30. Philip Berg31. Ervin Laszlo32. Andrew Harvey33. Don Miguel Ruiz34. Joseph Alois Ratzinger35. Krishna Das36. Drunvalo Melchizedek37. Sai Baba38. Jack Kornfield39. Pema Chodron40. T.K.V. Desikachar41. Esther & Jerry Hicks42. Dan Brown43. Z'ev Ben Shimon Halevi44. Diana Cooper45. Ram Dass46. Andrew Weil47. Satya Narayan Goenka48. Jon Kabat-Zinn49. Alan Moore50. Dan Millman51. Bruce Lipton52. Peter Kingsley53. Karen Armstrong54. Judy Hall55. Colin Wilson56. Joscelyn Godwin57. James Lovelock58. Satish Kumar59. Shakti Gawain60. Elaine Pagels61. Kyozan Joshu Sasaki62. Gary Zukav63. Erich Von Daniken64. David Deida65. Oberto Airaudi 'Falcon'66. Stuart Wilde67. John Bradshaw68. Jeff Foster69. Patrick Holford70. Andrew Cohen71. Vladimir Megre72. Thomas Cleary73. Daniel Pinchbeck74. Jonathan Goldman75. Sonia Choquette76. Seyyed Hossein Nasr77. Mother Meera78. Barefoot Doctor79. Richard Bandler80. Robert Bly81. Adyashanti82. Sogyal Rinpoche83. Li Hongzhi84. Sri Bhagavan85. Rupert Sheldrake86. John & Caitlin Matthews87. Chogyal Namkhai Norbu88. Kenneth Grant89. Stanislav Grof90. James Hillman91. Clarissa Pinkola Estes92. Stephen Levine93. Candace Pert94. Barbara Ann Brennan95. Coleman Barks96. Robert Thurman97. B.K.S Iyengar98. William Bloom99. Lynne McTaggart100. Marion Woodman 

Watkins Books was established in 1893 in London, and is the UK's oldest and largest independent esoteric bookshop.

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Etan Ilfeld


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